The Department of Defense Office of Small and Disadvantaged Business Utilization, in cooperation with its Army counterpart, is holding the first National Veterans Small Business Conference June 20-22, at Caesar's Palace Resort Hotel in Las Vegas, Nev.
The meeting, which is open for media coverage, is a result of a Presidential Executive Order signed Oct. 21, 2004, that requires the federal government to significantly increase contracting and subcontracting opportunities for service-disabled veteran-owned businesses. More than 700 service-disabled veteran-owned small businesses, federal agency representatives, large DoD prime contractors and acquisition officials will be present.
The point of contact for this event is John Thompson, (301) 792-8680. Information on the conference is available at the following Web site: http://188.8.131.52/conference/veteran04/index.asp.